any advice on a k series engine?

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any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 05 Jan 2014, 18:57

i know its not french but i also know theres alot o fgood mechanics on here too ;)

ive gota do a water pump on a rover 25 tommorrow and havent got any locking tools and theres no budjet for one :(
any good suggestions on locking the cams up and crank that can be done with a set of tools?
any suggestions welcome and thanks for the help :)

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 05 Jan 2014, 19:42

well ive read of using cable ties between the cam sprockets and putting a screwdriver between the flywheel and startermotor :)

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by myglaren » 05 Jan 2014, 19:54

Never been anywhere near a kettle but this may cast some light:







Good luck :)

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 05 Jan 2014, 19:57

ah nice one mate!! :)
thank you very much ;)

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by citronut » 05 Jan 2014, 21:46

i bought one like these for just a few quid from my local factors

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=rover+25+tw ... cking+tool" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 07 Jan 2014, 19:32

well not good lol..water pump bolt snapped it was that rusty..
gota get it out now gona try cross slot and centre punch
always something!

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 09 Jan 2014, 17:59

got bolt out and done job all good ;)

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Jan 2014, 18:35

Well done! If you have the time, use Plus Gas over a few days to help loosen off the rust (for the next jobs you have to do). You can get Plus Gas from ECP (but wait until Malcolm sees this, he will probably suggest it is fake :-D :-D ! Mind you, with his experience of ECP I don't blame him; I would if I had had those problems!)

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 09 Jan 2014, 18:44

thanks mate ;)
took a bit of spray kept tapping the stud and try to undo it and half hour later out it come!!
was woried i was gona have to take engine out lol!
i didnt even have timing tools i had to line up by eye and use the belt tension while tining the cams up..and it was spot on!
gota do clutch on it in coupleof weeks lol
dont know whats worse water pump or clutch lol!
i bet there aint much in it lol!

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 09 Jan 2014, 18:46

i only found out recently about ecp...im not impressed really just wish motoquip had stores handy

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Jan 2014, 19:09

I haven't (yet) had any issues with ECP (OK, a set of parts I ordered was incomplete, but that was spotted by both myself and their guy before I left the counter, and a replacement set was received the following day. He checked it as soon as it came in, as he didn't want a repeat problem, he told me.), but I do know they stock Plus Gas.

You could always try GSF for parts. There is one in Swindon;

http://www.gsfcarparts.com/swindon" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 09 Jan 2014, 19:21

well i couldtalk bout gsf too..many a time they have tried to con me when ive already looked on the internet for price...watch the face drop lol!

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Jan 2014, 19:32

The problem is that some places (not always companies) think they can rip off gullible people and not get caught. When I was younger I loved going with my Mum to get parts for her car (an old Pug 504 estate, K reg). They would talk utter tripe, and try and charge astronomical prices (because she was a woman, and won't know any better!). Then she would explain to them what she needed, why she needed it, how she would fit it, and how much she SHOULD pay (not the pie-in-the-sky prices quoted). She was a qualified mechanic! She now lives on a narrow boat, with a 1.9 BMC narrow head diesel engine, which she services herself (OK, when the head gasket needed replacing she called in a boat engine specialist who DIDN'T cost the earth, but there are times we all need outside help).

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by taffy » 09 Jan 2014, 19:37

hahaha thats so funny! :)
what a woman!!
bless her!!

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Re: any advice on a k series engine?

Post by citronut » 09 Jan 2014, 19:52

Hell Razor5543 wrote: If you have the time, use Plus Gas over a few days to help loosen off the rust (for the next jobs you have to do)
be best to drop the whole car in a vat full of Plus gas :shock: :twisted: :-D :wink:
Hell Razor5543 wrote: (but wait until Malcolm sees this,
looks like im getting a name for myself :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink: